Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1990

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Richard C. Larock

Abstract

This dissertation is divided into three chapters. The first chapter deals with an unprecedented cyclization that occurs during the reaction of norbornadiene-palladium dichloride and 1-iodomercurio-2-butyne. This reaction yields two novel [sigma]-vinylpalladium compounds. The work in chapter one focuses on obtaining further support for the two proposed structures. The second chapter deals with palladium-catalyzed arylannulation of conjugated dienes. Appropriately substituted aryl iodides and 1,3-dienes undergo a one-step, palladium(0)-catalyzed reaction to furnish polycycles. During arylannulation two carbon-carbon bonds are formed under relatively mild conditions. Chapter three is an extension of the work in the second chapter. Palladium-catalyzed arylannulation of non-conjugated dienes, alkynes, and simple olefins have been examined, and polycycles are formed under relatively mild conditions.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12197

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Colleen Ann Fried

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9100434

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

249 pages

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